Long-term experience, successful projects
Desert Timber has more than ten years of experience in growing trees in the desert and converting arid land into a permanent forest. For more than 15 years, the Egyptian government has planted, managed and examined test areas using desert land and pre-treated sewage water in different locations in Egypt to grow trees – all of which was undertaken in cooperation with German national authorities and scientists. The outcome of these test areas, which have already existed for over a decade, clearly demonstrates that a “green desert” is both economically and ecologically feasible.
Together with the key scientists and stakeholders from the Egyptian afforestation programme, ForestFinance has founded Desert Timber. The company consists of a team of experts from the ForestFinance Group and leading scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM), the Ain Shams University Cairo and the Agricultural Research Center Cairo.
ForestFinance is the most experienced provider of direct forest investments on the EU market, looking back on almost 25 years of expertise in the development, management and certification of afforestation projects. ForestFinance is also the first provider to have marketed timber and carbon credits generated by its own newly created forests for its investors, of which there are over 19,000. The Group manages over 20,000 hectares of land, planting and harvesting high-value timber, and has more than ten years of experience in growing trees in the desert.